Pat Flynn is a dear friend of Amy’s, as well as an author, blogger and podcaster best known for his digital empire, Smart Passive Income, where he conducts income experiments, shares results and creates things that matter for the people who will use them.
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This week on Detail Therapy with Amy Landino, Pat Flynn joins the show
(0:55) What to expect from today’s chat
(1:39) Welcome Back, Season 2 | AmyTV
(2:18) Jim Rohn “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”
(3:00) Welcome back, Christy Lingo | Spring cleaning tips
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SPRING CLEANING WITH CHRISTY LINGO
Christy Lingo with Simple Solutions Organizing brings us today’s Quick Detail.
(3:51) Getting rid of the paper in our lives
Make a place to put the paper | Intake bin | Memory Box or Filing Cabinet
(5:10) Touch these papers as few times as possible
Paperless Billing | Recycle the random pieces immediately
(6:44) Schedule time to work through the intake bin weekly.
(7:09) If the task isn’t one you enjoy, give it a fun name!
(7:54) If it’s hard to replace, don’t part with it (Social Security Cards, Marriage licenses, etc.). If you can download it, don’t keep it.
INTERVIEW WITH PAT FLYNN
(11:10) Why do you create?
To make the world a better place. He just wants to pay it forward.
(12:03) Pat’s first dream job | Architecture
Having his work be known, but him not be known
(13:35) He enjoyedcreating things to a point they could be stopped, and he could give them to someone.
(13:42) Louis the Artist | Natural Skills vs Genuine Interest
Admiration and obsession
(15:28) Dream job to being laid off | 5 year journey
Societal conditioning to what/who we’re supposed to be.
(16:37) Building his own business successfully, yet still looking for architecture jobs | An opportunity to return to architecture & saying ‘no’ to his former dream. | Balancing Ladders
(19:00) How did Pat Flynn the podcaster begin?
Xanga blog | Architecture blog | Pat’s first episode
(22:15) 5 different podcasts | over 1300 episodes | 65 mil downloads | Teaching & Speaking
(22:33) Risk & Opportunity
(24:00) Common denominators | Consistency & Persistence
(28:06) Focus on providing memorable experience from the moment they meet you. | The BSB story
(30:10) 1,000 True Fans | Kevin Kelly
Less than 3 years, 1 fan a day.
(31:29) Just Try This | Focus on what your followers need and what they want from you.
(32:25) Nurturing | You can’t raise a kid in a day | With fans, there’s something you need to do to activate someone to take action. | A penny, a quarter, a dollar | How do you become remembered?
(33:27) Creating community, tribes of people. Finding belonging with like-minded people. Tribe, BFF chat episode.
(35:24) Chris Ducker | “Your vibe attracts your tribe.”
(41:50) Let’s get into the details | Portfolio diversity
(42:11) What time do you wake up in the morning? | Morning Routine
5am wakeup | Focus on self first | Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod |
(46:33) How do you stay active? | Jeff, personal trainer and accountability coach
(47:33) 4-Tendancies Quiz Gretchen Rubin
(50:20) What is your go-to thing for self-care?
Drink water | HydroFlask
(51:37) Is there a book that inspires you?
The One Thing, By Gary Keller & Greg Papasan
(53:54) “The best resource you have is yourself.”
(54:38) What do you say to people who think what they want to do is “over-saturated”?
“Different is better than better sometimes.”
(55:51) Sharing the SwitchPod idea with Amy.
(57:35) Shoutout to the talented Nancy!
(58:01) What does it mean to you to go after the life that you want?
”Go Get Happy”
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(58:47) Detail Recap:
- Pat wasn’t all or nothing when he started. It wasn’t simple or the flip of a switch. You need to have a focus somewhere you believe but it isn’t always simple. Don’t give yourself a hard time but be ready to decide when the time comes, and it will come.
- Read 1,000 True Fans. The goals shouldn’t be millions, but 1000 real fans that could change the game for you.
- Check out the SwitchPod! The tripod but better.
GIVEAWAY: Head to Amy’s Instagram, comment on her latest photo and use the hashtag, #SwitchPodPlease
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